With your collaboration, you would help our research immensely. The goal of our research is to contribute to the development of support tools for dyslexia in English.
Participants would have to play for 5-10 minutes the game MusVis (see Screenshot). This game explores how musical and visual elements have an impact on children with and, without dyslexia. We are looking for children between 8 and 11 years old. Only a desktop or laptop computer OR tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.
Please if you would like to participate – leave your contact details and we contact you with the study details. Duration only 5 – 10 Minutes.
The project has been awarded with the German Reading Award 2017.
The prototype was designed with the help of five children and five parents who tested the game and the results of the usability study have been presented this year at the research conference Web for all (W4A) in Australia in April.
Thanks for the fem:talent Scholarship and the nice ceremony
VORTRAGSREIHE DES SPRACHWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN INSTITUTS IM WS 2016/2017
Titel: Detection and intervention of dyslexia.
24.01.2017 at 16:00 at SPRACHWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN INSTITUT
Abstract: Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder, which is probably caused by the ‘phonological skills deficiencies associated with phonological coding deficits’ (Vellutino, Fletcher, Snowling, & Scanlon, 2004). A person with dyslexia has visual and auditory difficulties that cause problems in reading and writing (Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information, 2008). Dyslexia is frequent: worldwide, about 10% of the population and from 5 to 12% of the German students have dyslexia.
The problem is that children with dyslexia can learn the spelling of words or decode words for reading but they need more time to practice. For example, two years instead of one for learning how to spell phonetically accurate words (Schulte-Körne, 2010).
Therefore we will first show the power of misspellings for intervention and how a game can help children to decrease their spelling mistakes. We will present the annotation of the errors, the creation of the exercises, and the Dyseggxia application in German.
In contrast to the intervention with misspellings – linguistic features have also the power to predict the risk of dyslexia for children. Therefore the linguistic features which are implemented in the game Dytective will be presented.
Finally, we show the concept of a possible and different approach of ‘How to predict dyslexia without linguistic features’.